Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month
Attorney General Steve Bullock joined the Montana Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence at the state Capitol Rotunda to recognize teen dating violence awareness month.
The Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence is a statewide group of individuals and organizations working together to end sexual abuse. They say one in three adolescent girls in the United States is a victim of physical, emotional or verbal abuse by a dating partner. Bullock says Montana is committed to the wellbeing of youths by speaking out, and being aware of the toll violence has on not only young adults, but their families and communities.
"How it happens is by you all and by you all working together and coming up with what's going to be most effective to talk to your peers and to talk to one another," says Bullock.
The coalition also released a statewide prevention plan to help promote healthy relationships.
Story by Kaelyn Kelly, Beartooth NBC.
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